Mr. Gliadkovsky's performances have been met with great enthusiasm by both audiences and music critics in Europe, Russia and North America. Josef Woodard, a critic at the Los Angeles Times, wrote: "...the intensity and a nicely honed musicality left the audience stunned...enthralling...all in all, a gripping and masterful performance". Dany Margolies at The Malibu Times describes his playing: "wondrous range...impassioned depth...enormous physical and emotional power...a complete artist". “Fine dramatic sense…appealing range of emotional effects and pianistic devices…wonderful” writes Fort Worth Star-Telegram;“The most impressive…memorable… deep musician… fine interpretation” - Izvestia (Moscow, Russia)
Since making his first public appearance at the age of 6, Mr. Gliadkovsky has toured extensively on three continents performing piano and organ recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in various cities in Russia, including Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi, Maliy and Rachmaninoff Halls, St. Petersburg Philharmonic's Glinka Hall, as well as in Italy, U.K., Poland, Mongolia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States. The venues included Purcell Hall in London, Merkin Hall in New York, Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA, Centers for the Arts in Scottsdale and Chandler AZ, National Gallery of Art and Catholic University in Washington, DC, 1st Congregational Church in Los Angeles, Philharmonic Hall in Poznan, Poland, and many others. He has performed at various music festivals, such as Aspen, Ventura, Music in the Mountains, and Redlands Bowl festivals and worked with well-known conductors Pierre Boulez, Mehli Mehta, Gordon Johnson, John Farrer, Mischa Semanitzky Alexander Treger, among others.
Mr. Gliadkovsky's popularity is also fast growing being a featured artist in numerous live TV and radio broadcasts and programs on such networks as, CBS, PBS, CBC, WQXR, KBYU, KPAC, Russian State TV and Radio and many recordings on NPR. He has recorded six CDs for Alexei Records and for CMK Classics labels.
Kirill Gliadkovsky was born in Moscow and has studied music since the age of 5. Mr. Gliadkovsky attended the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where his teachers included renowned musicians Lev Vlasenko, Mikhail Pletniev (piano) and Leonid Royzman (organ). Mr. Gliadkovsky also earned both his Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Southern California with Professors Daniel Pollack (piano), Cherry Rhodes (organ), and William Schaefer (conducting). He also coached with Ann Schein, Herbert Stessin, Stephen Kovacevich and Lev Naumov. Kirill Gliadkovsky took numerous prizes at international piano competitions in Europe and the United States.
Mr. Gliadkovsky is an orchestra and choral conductor. He performs on harpsichord, as well. He performs in a duo piano team with his wife, a concert pianist, Anna Gliadkovskaya. Mr. Gliadkovsky has been combining his busy concert schedule touring in various states with teaching at the University of Southern California, Pepperdine University and Santa Monica College, where he has been on the piano faculty. He has also served as the music director and organist at Westwood Hills Christian Church in Los Angeles. Additionally, Mr. Gliadkovsky have given numerous masterclasses in Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Flagstaff, Washington, D.C. and many other cities. His students have won prizes at various piano competitions and have been accepted at schools such as USC, UCLA, Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, Peabody and San Francisco Conservatories, UC Berkeley, UCSB, UNT and USU.
Kirill Gliadkovsky joined Southern Utah University in August 2007 as head of the piano department. His wife Anna Gliadkovskaya has become a part of the music faculty, as well.